verb (used with object)
Origin of sector
Examples from the Web for sector
There were now five British corps in the British sector, and five American corps in the American sector.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This addition ultimately “reactivated” that sector of the city.
This is a problem where every sector, including governments and NGOs, need to work together on the solutions.
Having finally re-joined the main body of the Ukrainian forces, the beleaguered defenders of Sector D were evacuated.
The withdrawal from Sector D leaves several other border crossings open.
For a long time—in exact figures just a month, which to restless fighting men is a near eternity—the sector was quiet.With the Doughboy in France|Edward Hungerford
He had learned at least that much of German warfare and German honor, even in the quiet Toul sector.Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Probably in this sector Q, as the quartermaster-generals branch of the staff is known, was at the zenith of its efficiency.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher
They had served until a couple of days before as the headquarters of the German division holding the sector.
"Sector Chief Hayes here," the voice said at last through the speaker.Eight Keys to Eden|Mark Irvin Clifton
British Dictionary definitions for sector
Word Origin for sector
Word Origin and History for sector
1560s, "section of a circle between two radii," from Late Latin sector "section of a circle," in classical Latin "a cutter, one who cuts," from sectus, past participle of secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Translated Greek tomeus in Latin editions of Archimedes. Meaning "area, division" appeared 1920, generalized from military sense (1916) of "part of a front," based on a circle centered on a headquarters. As a verb from 1884. Related: Sectoral; sectorial.